Welcome to 1st Grade

  •                   Mrs. Kristi Frederiksen

    Degrees and Certifications:

    Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education

    Gifted Endorsement

    Early Childhood Endorsement

    Highly Qualified

    Contact Me: Mrs. Frederiksen

    Please visit my Google Classroom for all other classroom information.


    WHY do I Teach?

    To engage the minds of young students so that they realize the potential of their own thinking.

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  • Mrs. Kristi Frederiksen

    I began my teaching career in 1984 as a 5th grade teacher in Wisconsin. In 1997,  my family moved to Arizona. After visiting several school districts, I concluded that the Cave Creek Unified School District was where I wanted my two children to receive their educations. I returned to the classroom in 1999, and embarked on one of the most rewarding opportunities in my career, becoming a 1st grade teacher! I have been a teacher in CCUSD since 1999 and have been a member of the HTES family since 2004. I consider it an honor to teach 1st grade at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School.

    I believe 1st grade is a year of many important transitions. Children leave behind an environment that includes time for play and discovery, and dive into developing deeper academic skills.  1st grade is a crucial year for building reading skills. Daily reading practice is an essential part to making 1st graders strong readers.